Special issue on geoheritage and geotourism in the Global South

Published 18 January, 2022

Geoheritage and geotourism are two important aspects of human appreciation of the Earth’s geological and geomorphological resources. Geoheritage refers to the abiotic, or non-living aspects of our natural environment that have significance, providing evidence of the processes and events in Earth’s history that have shaped our landscape. Geotourism is a type of tourism based on some aspects of the Earth’s geological and/or geomorphological heritage. The term Global South refers to countries such as Latin America, Asia, Africa and Oceania, which often have lower-income economies. The combination of tectonics and volcanism, together with the tropical climate, endow the Global South with high geodiversity. The geoheritage and geotourism in the region are critical to advancing our knowledge about natural hazards, groundwater supply, soil processes, climate and environmental changes, evolution of life, mineral and energy supplies, along with other aspects of the nature and history of Earth.

This special issue will feature conceptual and empirical works analysing all aspects of geoheritage and geotourism in the Global South. We hope it will be of immense benefit to policymakers, environmentalists, conservationists, practitioners, and the scientific and academic communities.

Topics covered:  

  • Concepts, methods, approaches and practices
  • Geoheritage, geoparks, geosites and geodiversity in the Global South
  • Geotourism in the Global South
  • Geoeducation in the Global South
  • Geoconservation, protection, management and policies in the Global South
  • Sustainable development of geoheritage in the Global South

Important deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 31 December 2022

Submission instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online, please select Global South on submission.

Guest Editors:

  • Dr. Adolfo Quesada-Román, University of Costa Rica; Member of the Association of Geomorphologists of Costa Rica; Executive Member of the Commission on Geoheritage, International Geographical Union (IGU-CoG), Costa Rica. Email: adolfo.quesadaroman@ucr.ac.cr

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